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Finnish Church confirmation class, South Thomaston, 1933

Finnish Church confirmation class, South Thomaston, 1933

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Maine Historical Society

At church all women … had the tight basque with jet or glass buttons, the cameo brooch, the black skirts that swept in the dust, the black bonnet nodding with a bit of mignonette, tied with bows under the chin, and the dotted nose veil. The black gloves were silk or lisle … the black vici-kid buttoned shoes toed out precisely.

–– Lura Beam, A Maine Hamlet, 1957


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